Apollo District Roundtable
February 9, 2023 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm | In-person
Roundtable is a district monthly meeting typically held the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program. Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas; information on policy, events, and training opportunities; and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ApolloDistrict.
February 25, 2023 | 6:30 - 9:00 pm
The District Dinner is an opportunity for a night of fellowship and great food as we recognize and thank the adult volunteers at both the unit and district level for the hard work and dedication that they have shown to make this past year incredibly successful. All Scouts and Scouters and their families in the Apollo District are invited to this event. Registration is $16.50 for the first person and $15 for each additional person who registers at the same time. We are not able to accommodate special dietary requests. The event is being held at Westbury United Methodist Church - Humphrey Hall (5200 Willow Bend Blvd., Houston, TX 77096). Registration closes 2/22/23. There is no onsite registration.
Merit Badge Counselors Needed
April 1, 2023
Merit badge counselors are needed to run the merit badge classes at the Apollo District Merit Badge Fairs. Merit badge counselors must be registered with the council and have up-to-date Youth Protection Training. It is our goal for the Scouts to be afforded opportunities to share resources with other troops with diverse occupations and skills. The Scouts will be expected to complete all the requirements as indicated by the Boy Scouts of America.
Units that provide merit badge counselors will receive a link for early registration access for the Scouts in their unit.
The merit badge counselor is a key player in the advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a youth's curiosity about that particular topic. By serving as a merit badge counselor, you offer your time, knowledge, and other resources so that Scouts can explore a topic of interest.
The Merit Badge Fair is an advancement opportunity open to Scouts in troops, crews or ships. A Scout has the opportunity to work on requirements for several merit badges.